Do you have zucchini growing out your ears? This crispy parmesan-crusted squash recipe is possibly the easiest summer side dish of all time, and a great way to use up garden veggies! I have a hard time not eating the entire batch single-handedly.
Tonight Eric took Charlotte out on a Daddy-daughter date. She counted down the hours from the minute she woke up this morning until they left at 6pm. They also got married last week sometime, so I feel like I should be getting jealous here pretty soon.
I was “the roommate” during the dating scenes leading up to the blessed event. (Their courtship sounded suspiciously like mine and Eric’s.) Truman was the marriage officiator. You can send wedding gifts to…just kidding.
The other day my friend Hannah told me that her 6-year-old son was telling her about how she and him were going to get married. “Sure,” she said, playing along and not paying much attention. Then he started getting more specific. “So when we have kids, I guess they will have 2 dads then right? Because I’ll be the dad, and Dad will still be Dad, and you’ll be the mom.” Uuuuh sure kid.
So how is your garden growing this summer? Did you plant one? We did, but pretty late. It’s not the end of the world since we’re in California, but our zucchini are still just little babes. I still wanted to try out this recipe though, ever since I saw my sister-in-law make it a few weeks ago. She got the idea from our cousin Lani, who is an amazing and intuitive cook. (She’s the one who inspired these Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts.)
This seems like such a “duh” recipe, but I had never tried it and it is SO GOOD! Is there anything better than a crispy parmesan crust, I ask you? I didn’t think so. Plus it’s just so easy and quick. I am the laziest when it comes to side dishes (seriously…baby carrots, anyone?) but even I can handle this one.
More ideas for how to use up that summer squash!
Zucchini Pizza Bites <<another recipe where I could eat THE WHOLE PAN.
Cauliflower Rice Skillet with Zucchini and Kielbasa: (super low carb! Super delish!)
From the archives: Italian Sausage with Tomatoes and Penne (and summer squash). I just made this recipe again a few weeks ago and it is still just as awesome as when I posted it back in 2011, a month after I started this blog.
More ways to love zucchini!!
Baked Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Chips from Diethood << these look amazing!
Parmesan-Crusted Zucchini Oven Fries from Diary of a Recipe Collector
Zucchini Crisps with Sriracha Greek Yogurt Sauce from Smile Sandwich